Fungal Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Laura W. Lamps, Bobbi S. Pritt

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Fungal infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in patients with immune compromise. This chapter discusses the clinical and pathologic manifestations of the yeasts and filamentous fungi that surgical pathologists are most likely to encounter in pathology specimens from patients with primary and disseminated fungal infections, including those caused by Aspergillus spp. and similar fungi, members of the Mucorales, Candida spp.; Cryptococcus spp., Histoplasma capsulatum, Pneumocystis jiroveci, and Talaromyces marneffei. The clinical and pathologic findings are discussed along with recommended laboratory tests and the differential diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infection and Immunity
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780128187319
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Aspergillus
  • Candida
  • Cryptococcus
  • Diarrhea
  • Fungus
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Immunocompromise
  • Infectious
  • Microsporida
  • Mucormycosis
  • Opportunistic
  • Pneumocystis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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